2.3 million couples wed every year in the US. That breaks down to nearly 6,200 weddings a day (Source)
That is a lot of weddings.
It’s obvious that people are falling in love every day. And those people like to confirm their lifetime love for each other by getting married. It’s a beautiful thing to see two people fall completely in love at a wonderful ceremony and reception.
Being that falling in love and getting married is so common, it’s no surprise that many great country songs have been written specifically with the emotions created at weddings: Love, Joy, Passion, Fun, Laughter, and Excitement.
Love and its spin-off emotions are the most popular topics for country songwriters and artists. There are so many different ways to express love so there is no limit to the number of great country wedding songs that will be released.
When it comes to planning your wedding, finding the right songs to help celebrate the day can be frustrating. Yet it’s important to find the right songs to help you show your family, friends, and of course the person your marrying just how you feel.
Here are 50 songs gathered for your wedding.
Let’s get right into it…
50) When Love Finds You – Vince Gill
Blessed with the perfect voice for a love song, Vince Gill has released multiple classic weddings songs. When Loves Finds You came out in 1995. It was the third single from the album of the same name. It peaked at #3 on the country singles charts and became a staple at weddings since. With soaring vocals and beautiful music, When Love Finds You brings out all the emotions you feel when you fall in love. For the first dance with your new husband or wife, it’s great to have those feelings rush through you. Vince Gill opens himself up and lets out all his passion and meaning with this song. It’s perfect for bringing smiles to you and your guests at your own wedding.
49) Meant To Be – Sammy Kershaw
In 1996, Sammy Kershaw kicked off his Politics, Religion, and Her album with the single Meant To Be. The song became a top five smash hit that same year and Sammy had himself another classic love song. Meant To Be is about a couple that falls in love as they keep running into each other. The two realize that their future love must be meant to be since they can’t get away from each other. Coincidence and circumstance often play a role in how our lives happen. When it comes to love there is no greater realization that getting smacked in the head with obvious signs that tell you that this person is the one. Sammy’s tune captured that feeling and it’s been a classic country wedding song ever since.
48) The Dance – Garth Brooks
Garth Brooks had to do a little extra convincing to get his record label to release The Dance. The song has a simple lyric and sentiment: live life to the fullest and don’t be afraid to take some chances. The song fits the story of a wedding perfectly. Even two people that are perfect for each other will find things that bother them about their lover. They may even find a few things that make them angry. But we can’t give up all the of the great stuff that comes along with being with the person you love forever because of a few disagreements or imperfections. The song launched Garth’s career into a new level and he would later become one of the biggest stars in music history. The Dance remains a great reflection song about life and there is no place to reflect on where you’ve been and where you’re going than your wedding.
47) Meet In The Middle – Diamond Rio
Diamond Rio started out their career in a big way with their debut single Meet In The Middle. The song skyrocketed up the charts during 1991 and became one of the biggest songs of the decade. The song is a story about a young couple that had to meet between their houses at a Georgia Pine tree. They took the meet in the middle mantra through the rest of their lives together including arguments and found a way to make things work. The song remains a popular tune on radio and playlists because it’s ultra-catchy. You can catch people tapping their fingers on the wheel of their trucks and singing along each time Meet In The Middle comes on the radio. It’s a great song for many situations and it’s one that’s a surefire hit for the dance at your wedding reception.
46) Our Song – Taylor Swift
Even though she was an early teen when she released the song Taylor Swift still captured the emotions that come with falling in love. Our Song became the song for tons of high school sweethearts all over the country as Taylor captured the feeling teens get when they are spending time with their first love. Many high school sweethearts make it all the way and sometimes they’re lucky enough to have a song that holds a special place in their hearts. And as Taylor shares with Our Song, sometimes people make their own music and that can be their song. For your wedding be sure to have this one on the playlist.
45) Love Is A Beautiful Thing – Phil Vassar
The 2nd single from Phil Vassar’s Prayer Of A Common Man album was a huge hit at radio. Love Is A Beautiful Thing was catchy, uptempo and perfect for weddings. The tune climbed the charts finally peaking in the #2 spot. A simple song with feel good lyrics, Love Is A Beautiful Thing is actually one of the few songs Phil didn’t have a hand in writing. Two Nashville songwriting vets did write the song – Jeffrey Steele and Craig Wiseman. The song’s video included a wedding scene as Phil and the director recognized the song’s obvious imagery. It’s a great song that would make a great addition to any wedding playlist.
44) Livin’ Our Love Song – Jason Michael Carroll
Jason Michael Carroll’s career took off like a shot when he released Alissa Lies. The song touched on subject matter that’s not common enough on today’s country radio. The song peaked at #5 and Jason was an overnight start. His second single almost didn’t make the album. Carroll co-wrote the song towards the tail end of his recording sessions and his label was preparing to go into production when Carroll played the song Livin’ Our Love Song for them. The label immediately knew the song was a hit and included it on the album. The song reached the top ten and went gold. The song is about a couple living their love song. Sometimes all that’s needed for passionate, lifelong love are the simple things like loving your baby’s blue eyes, movements, and kisses. And for all those that said it couldn’t be done you get to smile as you live your dream.
43) This Kiss – Faith Hill
To kick off her third album, Faith Hill released the catchy tune This Kiss. The song catapulted to #1 on the charts and became one of Faith’s biggest hits. For Faith the song was a bit of a dip into pop-country, but all kinds of fans were loving it. The song is about how an innocent kiss can take a relationship to a new level. For each couple out there that makes it to their wedding day and beyond there is always that moment, that first kiss that each person remembers. That memory and emotion was captured in the song This Kiss. Faith nailed the performance and the song remains a staple at weddings and it’s a must have if you’re planning your own ceremony and reception.
42) You Had Me From Hello – Kenny Chesney
Before Kenny Chesney became everybody’s favorite island singer and high school singing buddy he was singing about falling in love. You Had Me From Hello was a song Kenny wrote after watching the popular movie Jerry Maguire. In the movie, star Renee Zellwegger proclaims her love for Tom Cruise by saying, “You had me from hello…” Oddly enough Renee and Kenny would marry for a brief time years after the movie and song came out. You Had Me From Hello is a way to tell the person you love most that you fell for them since first meeting. It gives the everyone a great feeling to know that true love came instantly for the two people getting married.
41) Livin’ On Love – Alan Jackson
Alan Jackson is one of country music’s best storytellers. Back in 1994 he put out a classic story song with Livin’ On Love. The song tells the story of a couple falling in love and living life solely on the power of their love for each other. When falling in love and deciding to get married it seems important to know that each person is in it simply because they love the other person. Nothing material should be the reason. Alan Jackson told the story of a couple getting by on the power of their love and at the same time he expressed the happiness the couple felt throughout their lives without having tons of fancy things. A great way to express the love you have for each other at your wedding is to play a song like Livin’ On Love. The song gives everyone the feeling of true love and what it means to get married.
40) I Love You – Martina McBride
The title for Martina McBride’s album Emotion said it all. The album reached #3 on the country album charts in 1999 and the lead off single climbed all the way to #1 on the singles charts. I Love You became a huge hit for Martina. The song was a little pop, a little country and a lot about falling in love. The emotions you feel when you’re in love are tremendous. The song captured the fun, wonderful feeling couples in love experience and the song is perfect for an upbeat, dancing wedding.
39) We Danced – Brad Paisley
Brad Paisley is known for many great tongue-in-cheek country tunes. He’s written songs about alcohol, MySpace pages, and even about ticks. In 2000, Brad released the 4th single from his debut platinum album. We Danced would go on to become his 2nd number one hit. The tune tells the story of two people falling in love on the dance floor at a honky tonk. The two meet as things are closing down and the guy asks the girl to dance. She had left her purse and the narrator was cleaning up. They talk a bit and then have a dance. It’s a simple love story that happens to folks each day. Celebrate your big day by falling in love all over again.
38) Beautiful Mess – Diamond Rio
In 2002, country band Diamond Rio released the debut single from their album Completely. The song was Beautiful Mess and it reached the top spot on the charts that same year. Diamond Rio has had tons of great songs about falling in love, but Beautiful Mess is unique in the way it describes the way two people fall for each other. Sometimes things don’t go to play. In fact, usually things don’t go exactly as each person envisions, but no matter what your own beautiful mess is like it is still beautiful and that’s what matters. Be sure to include this one on the playlist for your wedding reception. It will let all your guests know that you guys may not be perfect, but you’re perfect for each other.
37) Love, Me – Collin Raye
At the end of 1991, Collin Raye found success with his 2nd single. The song was Love, Me and it went straight to the top spot on the charts. The ballad tells the story of two young kids that have to hide their love for each other because their parents don’t approve. They plan to meet and runaway together. They end up falling in love together after not being able to meet that night. The two always wait for each other no matter what comes between them. Even when one of them dies the other tells them to just wait a little bit and they’ll be together again. Love, Me is a great love story that makes you feel good inside. Make it a definite pick for your wedding playlist.
36) I Melt – Rascal Flatts
Rascal Flatts got off to a big start with their debut album. They reached even greater heights with their second release. The third single from the 2nd album was the title track I Melt. The song reached #2 on the charts and even caused some controversy with the video when fans were shown the backside of guitarist Joe Don. The song is what fans truly remember most though. It’s about falling in love and simply melting each time you’re with the one you love. The passionate vocals of Gary LeVox are unmistakable. The band soon became the biggest band of the ’00s and I Melt remains a perfect wedding song.
35) Something That We Do – Clint Black
Clint Black released Something That We Do in 1997 and it soon became another big hit for the country star. The song describes how Black feels about the love he and his wife share. As with just about all of his other songs Clint wrote this one and the genuine lyrics and passionate vocals make the song special for folks falling in love. Th wedding serves as the starting point of the song and it tells about the love that came after. It’s the perfect song to kick off your own marriage with the one you love most in the world. Be sure to include this Clint Black classic when you’re putting the finishing touches on your wedding music.
34) Fall – Clay Walker
Clay Walker has been a steady presence on country radio since his debut in 1993. He was riding on a few minor hit singles when in 2007 he released the single Fall. The ballad climbed the charts and peaked all the way at #5. it was Walker’s first top five hit in seven years and fans loved the song – the female fans especially loved the song. Fall became popular for lovers all over the country and Clay had the perfect voice to serenade their love stories. When it comes to falling in love and getting married it takes a bit of risk taking and each person has to fall and give themselves to one another. It’s the biggest step each person can make in their lives and when there is true love involved there should be nothing to worry about.
33) No Doubt About It – Neal McCoy
After 8 singles that failed to make any noise on the charts Neal McCoy was given his 9th try and he rewarded his record label with the smash hit No Doubt About It. The song shot straight up the charts to #1 in 1994 and Neal McCoy became a star. The song told the story about a guy in love telling his girl that he needed her in his life and that he wanted to be with her always. The song remains popular today as couples request the song for dances and simply to let each other know how much they love each other. No Doubt About It is one of those songs that everybody loves even if they’re hearing it for the first time. It’s a simple country song sung with passion and beauty. Neal McCoy gave fans something for their weddings and you should be sure to include it in yours.
32) Carrying Your Love With Me – George Strait
George Strait had a huge album with 1997’s Carrying Your Love With Me. The title track became the 2nd #1 from the record and Strait – known for his dislike of making music videos – even made a video to accompany the song. It is a great tune about a guy that doesn’t have much to take on a trip, but he is sure to take the love of his woman with him. He carries it around wherever he goes. He never stops thinking about her as his love runs deep. If you love someone so much that you carry thoughts of them wherever you go and they share the same feelings you know you’re in a deep, passionate love. Put this song on your wedding playlist. Everyone loves them some George Strait and this song is sure to be a hit at your reception.
31) Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley
The song originally recorded for the movie Blue Hawaii, Can’t Help Falling In Love would turn into one of Elvis Presley’s biggest hits. The singled topped the charts in 1962 and has sold millions of copies all over the world. The song remains a favorite of Elvis fans to this day. It’s the perfect wedding song as the narrator professes his love for the woman he’s with. He can’t help falling in love with that one person that means the most to him. No matter what he does to test things out to make sure he can’t help but give in to all of the wonderful things he experiences with his gal.
30) Bless The Broken Road – Rascal Flatts
Rascal Flatts took a dozen year old song and turned it into one of the biggest hits of the 2000s. Bless The Broken Road became an anthem for lost souls that found their way through a broken road to find each other. The tune had been recorded many times since originally being recorded by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band in 1994. The song is about understanding that the mistakes you made along the way have made you who you are today and without them you may not be together with the one you’re with. It’s a great song about the way things work out for the best in the end. Nobody is perfect and songs like Bless The Broken Road will have meaning on a day like your wedding day.
29) She’s In Love With The Boy – Trisha Yearwood
Trisha Yearwood got off to a hot start in 1991. Her debut single She’s In Love With The Boy shot up the charts finally reaching the top spot. The song became an anthem for young lovers falling in love despite a little push back from their folks. The story is about a young girl in love with a boy that is a little rough around the edges. It’s common for dads to want their daughters to marry guys that are nice, well off, and hard working. The dad in the story doesn’t take well to the boy at first, but in the end love wins when the mom points out that the dad was exactly the same way when they were young. She’s In Love With The Boy is catchy and you’d be surprised at how many people can sing the chorus perfectly. Be sure to include this tune on your wedding playlist.
28) I Wouldn’t Have Missed It For The World – Ronnie Milsap
Ronnie Milsap was one of country’s biggest stars in the ’70s and ’80s. We’re talking huge hits from the piano man of country music. In 1981, Ronnie recorded and released the song I Wouldn’t Have Missed It For The World. The song became a #1 hit that year and remains one of Ronnie’s most memorable songs. Even though the song is about a breakup, people relate the song to happy times and taking chances. When people get together for a wedding there is no doubt that some chance taking is happening. Both people in the relationship need to feel like they wouldn’t miss getting married for anything in the world. Ronnie Milsap put his signature licks and hooks on the track and the result is a classic country song that gets everybody smiling at a wedding.
27) I’ll Still Be Loving You – Restless Heart
In 1987, Restless Heart was one of the biggest bands in country music. They were coming off their first #1 hit and they followed it up with an even bigger hit. I’ll Still Be Loving You was the 2nd single off the popular Wheels record and it became an instant classic and a wedding staple. The song is about a man declaring his love for his woman. He can barely express in words how much he’s fallen for the girls. The narrator tells his lover that he will lover her forever – ’til the sun doesn’t shine, ’til time stands still, until the winds don’t blow. The song is a wedding classic and it’s a song that everybody will know and love. The song has memorable lyrics that people can sing along. Be sure to have I’ll Still Be Loving You on your wedding playlist.
26) Me and You – Kenny Chesney
Before Kenny Chesney became everybody’s favorite beach bum he had a career with five albums and a greatest hits album. These albums were full of great songs about love, life, and good country fun. In 1996 Kenny had a #2 hit with the title track from his third album. Me and You is a song about a couple in love. Kenny sang with his old twang and the song described the out of ordinary love of two people meant to be together. The song has a beautiful arrangement and is perfect for a slow dance with the one you love. Me and You is perfect for getting couples on the dance floor as they look into each others’ eyes and think about how much they’re in love. It’s the perfect song to include on your wedding hit list.
25) Your Love Is A Miracle – Mark Chesnutt
A fresh-faced traditional country singer emerged on the country music scene at the tail end of 1990. Mark Chesnutt released his debut album that year and it yielded five huge hits. One of those hits was a song that hit #3 on the charts. Your Love Is A Miracle is a simple love song with a lot of traditional country soul. Mark Chesnutt singing and telling his lover that the love she gives to him is a miracle is country gold. There is nothing better than a classic country song with heart. Your Love Is A Miracle is fun, catchy and it fits the bill for any country wedding. You’ll have folks out on the dance floor two-stepping and kicking around as they laugh and giggle. To stir some lovely emotion there is no doubt that you need to have Your Love Is A Miracle playing at your wedding.
24) You’re The Reason God Made Oklahoma – David Frizzell and Shelly West
Both David Frizzell and Shelly West were looking for a hit when they got together in 1981 to record and release the song You’re The Reason God Made Oklahoma. The song shot straight to #1 and people connected with the powerful love message. It doesn’t get any better than telling your loved one just how much you love them by comparing the feeling to something everyone can relate to. Telling someone that they’re the reason for something as powerful as all that encompasses a great state is pretty meaningful. The song is catchy and it brings out great feelings for all folks. To get people feeling the love in the room at your wedding be sure to include this classic song on your wedding playlist.
23) I Do – Paul Brandt
Canadian Paul Brandt is a country music superstar in his home nation. During his early recording days, Paul found success in the US as well. His debut album went gold in the US on the power of a few hit singles. Paul’s biggest single in the US was 1996’s I Do. The song reached #2 on the US charts and earned Paul recognition as a soulful country singer. The song is about a guy telling his woman just how much he loves her. He tells her that he’ll be her friend and lover for ever. He makes the promise at the end of the chorus by saying his love is true along with the classic wedding line “I do”. The song has a beautiful music arrangement and makes for a perfect slow song at a wedding dance.
22) When I Said I Do – Clint Black and Lisa Hartman Black
To kick off his D’lectrified album in 1999, country superstar Clint Black brought in his wife to sing a love song duet with him. The song was When I Said I Do and it shot straight to #1 that year. Country fans instantly recognized the voice of their favorite black-hatted cowboy and they were pleasantly surprised to hear how good of a singer Lisa was. When I Said I Do is a beautiful song about the ups and downs of marriage. Despite all of the good and the bad there is no doubt that the two singers feel the same love they did when they told each other “I do”. It’s a powerful gesture to tell someone that you’ll love them for the rest of your lives. It’s a strong commitment that deserves the sentiment Clint and Lisa shared. This song has been a wedding classic for over ten years and people still love hearing it at weddings.
21) Two Sparrows In A Hurricane – Tanya Tucker
By the end of 1992 Tanya Tucker was in the middle of a career resurgence. Starting in 1986 she had been back on the scene with consistent big hits on radio and platinum albums. In 1992 she released the love song Two Sparrows In A Hurricane. The song is about the life of a couple in love. Things start out when they’re just kids trying to get by on their love alone. Then it moves to a time that sees the two struggling to raise a family and finally things close down with the couple up in age and still getting by…like two sparrows in a hurricane. The song is a great metaphor for any relationship. At a wedding it’s great to realize that things will probably get a little tough at times, but you have to keep fighting through the storm.
20) The One – Gary Allan
Gary Allan has carved his own place in country music and songs like The One have made him a country superstar. The raspy voiced singer from California has defied the country music traditions and found a place for his brand of country. In 2002, Gary released his single The One. The song climbed all the way to #3 on the charts and became a sexy, seductive song that country music fans – especially female fans – loved. The song was Gary’s biggest hit up to that point and it helped further establish him as a star. The song is about a guy saying he’ll wait as long as it takes to convince a girl that they are right for each other. He will do everything it takes until she’s sure that he’s the one. It’s true love and that kind of song is perfect for a wedding.
19) Remember When – Alan Jackson
In 2003, Alan Jackson was coming off the huge success of the fun summer song It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere. Jackson followed up the song with another smash hit. Remember When is a passionate love ballad about a young couple looking back on the things that make them special. It’s always special too look back on the special moments that make for a great love story. Every couple that gets married has their own unique love story. People fell in love with Alan’s song Remember When because it stirred up memories of their own marriages. Any song that can spark that kind of passionate emotion is a must-have song for a wedding playlist. Do a little remember and be sure to include Remember When in your upcoming wedding.
18) I Love The Way You Love Me – John Michael Montgomery
A dimple-faced good ole boy burst onto the country music scene in 1992 with the song Life’s A Dance. That song reached #4 on the charts and remains a hit today, but it was the next single from country star John Michael Montgomery that would make the artist a superstar. I Love The Way You Love Me was released in 1993 and it shot straight up the charts to #1. The soaring ballad became one of the biggest hits of the ’90s. The song is about a guy that loves everything about the way he and his woman love. The lyrics are simple, but that is what gives the song its charm. John Michael would go on to have even more huge hits in the ’90s, but if it wasn’t for the classic wedding and love song I Love The Way You Love Me he may not have had that success. Be sure to have this one at your wedding.
17) It’s Your Love – Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill met in 1996 and were married that same year. The two became country’s steamiest couple and fans were treated to a song about the love in 1997 when Tim and Faith released It’s Your Love. The song shot straight up the charts all the way to the top spot. The song was passionate, affectionate, and emotional. Fans couldn’t get enough of their favorite country couple. The song was accompanied by a great video featuring both Tim and Faith. The love could be felt all the way through the screen and into living rooms. The song represents true love for so many country music fans. It’s a song about love and since weddings are a showcase of two people dedicating their lives to another forever in love this song is a must have for your wedding.
16) I Walk The Line – Johnny Cash
The man of country music sings about his devotion to his wife. Johnny Cash wrote the song I Walk The Line about the love he had for his wife. All of the emotion and passion were put into the lyrics. Combine that with the classic freight train rhythm of classic Cash and you have one of the greatest and most well known songs in history. I Walk The Line gained more exposure after the release of the biopic Walk The Line. Today the song is known most as the story of one of the greatest couples in history. Any couple getting married would want to feel like they were made for each other like Johnny and June (even though the song was written prior to their love). The song fits the emotion and passion of weddings and even guys can sing along to this one. It’s a must-have.
15) From This Moment On – Shania Twain and Bryan White
The biggest lady in country music in terms of album sales – Shania Twain – released a classic love song in 1998. From This Moment On would go on to become a huge song on the charts along with being a favorite song for weddings. The original version included country star Bryan White singing lead and background vocals. Later mixes released to pop radio included only Shania Twain with White on background. The song picks a moment in time that marks the beginning of a true love that will last forever. It’s the perfect sentiment for any couple making their vows this wedding season. The beautiful voices of Shania Twain and Bryan White set the mood and people in the audience at your wedding will perk up and feel good inside when the song plays.
14) I Do (Cherish You) – Mark Wills
In 1998, country singer Mark Wills released the song I Do (Cherish You) and the song shot up the country charts peaking at #2. Boy band 98 Degrees released the song later the same year and their version was a hit on the pop charts. The Wills version is well known in country circles as it remains a huge hit at weddings even today. A man committing his devotion and love for the women he’s with is the ultimate promise. Wills gave a vulnerable and passionate performance on the track and fans connected with the song. For the couple that’s saying “I do”, the song I Do (Cherish You) is the perfect theme song.
13) I Cross My Heart – George Strait
The movie Pure Country came out in 1992 and it took the star of George Strait to a new level. In the movie George or Dusty sings to his lady at the end in an attempt to win her love back. The song I Cross My Heart was a perfect love song that fit the movie scene beautifully. The song took on great meaning for guys and gals because it said exactly what most guys were thinking but where maybe a little to manly to express in words. The narrator promises to give all he’s got to give to make all their dreams come true. That’s a powerful promise and just like marriage it’s important for both sides to commit fully to a lifetime of love. I Cross My Heart is a well known song from one off the greatest country artists ever and it’s a must have for any country wedding.
12) How Forever Feels – Kenny Chesney
How Forever Feels was the first time country fans got a glimpse of Kenny Chesney on the beach. The country singer released the catchy love song in 1999 and it became his biggest hit to that point. The video featured Kenny and a beautiful women falling in love out on the beach. The song is about a guy that is feeling like he’s ready to know how forever feels. For the guys that have felt the rushes of driving too fast, partying, and having fun there is nothing like the experience of knowing how forever with the woman you love can feel. It’s a great rush that is more thrilling than anything else. Sometimes it’s crazy. Sometimes it’s frustrating, but more than anything it’s a joy. Be sure you’ve found the right person for you and be sure to include How Forever Feels in your wedding setlist.
11) Between Now And Forever – Bryan White
It wasn’t a single and it wasn’t a huge hit, but Between Now And Forever became a classic country wedding song when released in 1996. The song was the title track to Bryan White’s sophomore platinum album. The singles from the album made White a country star, but the album’s other cuts were great songs as well. Between Now And Forever is a song about a guy that can’t believe he found the person perfect for him. He is committed to doing whatever it takes, to go wherever his woman goes so they can be together. He asks her in a romantic way that if she’s not doing between now and forever he’d love to be with her.
10) Cowboy Take Me Away – Dixie Chicks
The Dixie Chicks released Cowboy Take Me Away as a single off their smash hit album Fly. The song was written by Martie for her sister Emily. It seems to be every girl’s dream to be swept off her feet by prince charming. And for all of those good country girls out there prince charming usually comes in the form of a good looking cowboy. Cowboy Take Me Away is a rolling song that sees lead singer Natalie Maines asking her cowboy to sweep her off her feet and ride off into the sunset. That sunset can be marriage and that makes this tune a perfect choice for a wedding song.
9) I Swear – John Michael Montgomery
John Michael Montgomery racked up scores of hits in the ’90s. His upbeat, passionate brand of country music caught on big with fans. Even though John Michael had upbeat hits it was his ballads that made him a superstar. At the end of 1993, John Michael released the debut single from his sophomore album. I Swear became a huge #1 hit on the country charts and even went gold – JMM’s only single to reach gold status. John Michael’s version of the song even climbed to the top 50 on the pop charts. After John Michael recorded the song, pop group All-4-One released a version that went on to become a huge pop hit in 1994. It is John Michael’s version of the song that remains a fan favorite for country fans. The tune also remains a popular song at weddings. Saying ‘I swear’ or ‘I do’ is a promise to the one you love that you’ll commit to them 100% and forever. It’s a powerful promise and something to be taken seriously. When John Michael sang I Swear there was passion in his voice and that’s why fans loved it. Be sure to download this one for your wedding playlist.
8) The Keeper Of The Stars – Tracy Byrd
In 1995, country artist Tracy Byrd released what would become one of his biggest hits. The Keeper Of The Stars is a song about a guy tipping his hat and giving thanks to the keeper of the stars for the love he shares with his woman. The song peaked at #2 on the charts, but remains a top song in fan’s memories as they continue using the song as wedding first dance song. Recognizing that falling in love with your soul mate is a powerful feeling. The Keeper Of The Stars is romantic and will bring smiles to your face as you dance with your new spouse. Be sure to include the song in your wedding.
7) Amazed – Lonestar
After two successful albums, country band Lonestar separated from bassist and co-lead singer John Rich and went on to record the album Lonely Grill. The album’s first single failed to crack the top 40 on the country charts, but the 2nd single became the band’s biggest hit single. Amazed was released and shot straight to the top of the country charts and stayed there for a record 8 weeks in the summer of 1999. The song was even remixed and released on the pop charts where it also reached the top spot. Amazed is a song about a guy that is simply head over heels in love with the woman he’s with. He can’t stand how amazing she is in every way and he has to shout it to the world. Women always want to hear how much their man loves them. Amazed was the ultimate song for a man’s devotion to his woman. It’s the perfect song for weddings. Be sure to have this one ready to go for yours.
6) Check Yes Or No – George Strait
In 1995, George Strait released a single to kick off his compilation collection Strait Out Of The Box. The song was Check Yes Or No and it would go onto to become a huge hit for George. Even for a star with as many of hits as King George, Check Yes Or No is the kind of song that doesn’t come along very often. The song tells the story of two young kids falling in love and staying together forever. The song connected with lovers all over. Yes Or No is a sweet song that brings out the kid in all of us. We all remember – even if we don’t think about it often – falling for a girl or guy the first time in elementary school. It’s the classic story about love that we all feel fits us perfectly. No matter how we meet our special someone a story like Check Yes Or No connects with us all because it’s ideal and something we all picture as the perfect love. Have the story of your perfect love told at your wedding and include a little Strait as well.
5) You’re Still The One – Shania Twain
In 1998, country superstar Shania Twain recorded and released a song she wrote for her then husband Mutt Lange. You’re Still The One was Shania’s devotion song to her loved one. There had been speculation that the marriage was not true love at the time and Shania shared her feelings of love with the world and the world took notice. You’re Still The One went on to become one of Shania’s biggest hits as fans connected with the passion and emotion in the song. The sentiment of the song is the feeling of true love and showing the person you love that they’re still the one. The song is perfect for a wedding as both people are showing each other just how much they care. If the relationship up to the point of ‘I do’ was the beginning then telling someone that they’re still the one is the wedding. Be sure to include this one in your ceremony.
4) From Here To Eternity – Michael Peterson
After his debut single Drink, Swear, Steal, And Life shot straight to #3 on the charts, country singer Michael Peterson released what would become his signature song. From Here To Eternity was a passionate ballad that saw Peterson promising the one he loves that he’ll be with her for the rest of their time. The song went #1 in 1997 and became an instant wedding classic. From Here To Eternity was one of the most popular wedding songs after its release and it remains a favorite for lovers committing to each other. Peterson’s soaring and passionate vocals connected with fans everywhere and From Here To Eternity is a must have song for any wedding.
3) When You Say Nothing At All – Keith Whitley and Alison Krauss
In 1988, country star Keith Whitley released the fourth single from his breakout album Don’t Close Your Eyes. The song was When You Say Nothing At All and it would go on to become Whitley’s second #1 hit in a row. A few years later, country beauty Alison Krauss added her soft, but powerful vocals to a cover version of the song and it became a hit once again. Keith’s version of the song was just as passionate as Alison’s but included his raspy voice and passionate delivery. The song is about someone that expresses just what they love about their lover. Despite all of the things their love tells them there is nothing better than when they say nothing at all. Let you and your lover tell each other best how you feel when you say nothing at all. Make this song your wedding song.
2) I Can Love You Like That – John Michael Montgomery
A little over a year after his hit single and fellow wedding reached the top spot on the country charts, John Michael Montgomery released the song I Can Love You Like That. The tune would become another smash #1 hit for JMM and this one would be recorded by soul group All-4-One as well. The song is about a guy telling his woman all the ways he can love her. Using metaphors has proven to be a great way for country artists and songwriters to connect with fans. I Can Love You Like That was another ballad hit for JMM and it’s a bit time favorite for weddings still today. The song is simple, but elegant and John Michael was the perfect guy to sing it. The song remains a classic love and wedding song. It’s a surefire hit for any wedding reception.
1) Forever and Ever, Amen – Randy Travis
After a hugely successful album debut, Randy Travis needed a big single to kick start his second album. Forever And Ever, Amen was released as the lead off single to Always and Forever, and the song would instantly become a country classic. Written by country songwriting legends Paul Overstreet and Don Schlitz, Forever And Ever Amen is a wholesome song about a simple love between a man and a woman. The song was released in 1987 and with Randy Travis’ signature vocals the tune became a favorite love song for couples everywhere. The song is a favorite wedding song as well. The images in the tune make people smile and feel good about love.
As long as old men/Sit and talk about the weather/As long as old women sit and talk about old men
The song’s good-hearted nature gave it an approachable appeal that country fans of all ages fell in love with. If there is one song a country wedding can’t go on with it would be Forever And ,Amen by Randy Travis.
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